Shenzhen Transportation


Bao''an Airport
Bao'an Airport

Shenzhen Bao’an Airport (SZX) is around 20 miles (32 kilometers) from downtown area. At present, it operates more than 150 domestic and 21 international air routes, connecting Shenzhen and other cities both at home and abroad, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Macau, Taipei, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo. Transportation to/from downtown, Guangdong Province, Hong Kong and Macau is quite convenient from the airport:
 Shuttle buses to Shenzhen downtown area
 Airport Transport to Nearby Cities in Guangdong
 Airport Transport to Hong Kong / Macau

 The city is located at the crossing of Beijing-Guangzhou Railway Line and Beijing-Kowloon Railway Line. Guangzhou-Kowloon Railway Line and Xiamen-Shenzhen Railway Line also pass the city. As one of the most important transportation hubs in south China, Shenzhen efficiently connects mainland China and Hong Kong. Most high-speed trains depart from North Railway Station and get to Xiamen, Hangzhou, Huangshan, Shanghai, Nanjing, Chongqing, Xi'an and Wuhan.
 Shenzhen Railway Station      North Railway Station     Futian Railway Station     East Railway Station

 Shenzhen - Hong Kong Train
 Shenzhen - Guangzhou Train
 Guangzhou - Shenzhen - Hong Kong Train
 Shenzhen - Guilin Train
 Shenzhen - Xiamen Train

 See detailed Shenzhen Train Schedule

There are over 40 passenger long-distance bus stations in the urban and suburban areas. Among them, Luohu Bus Station, Bao’an Bus Station, Yinhu Bus Station, Futian Bus Station, Huanggang Bus Station and Airport Bus Station are the popular ones. Passengers can arrive in a city within Guangdong Province such as Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Shantou and Zhanjiang, or trans-provincial city including Nanning, Guilin, Fuzhou, Putian and Quanzhou.
 Nowadays, ferries are available at Shekou Port (China Merchant Shekou Ferry Terminal) and Fuyong Port of Bao’an Airport. Shekou Port operates ferry lines to Skypier of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal, Zhuhai Jiuzhou Port, Zhuhai Wailingding Island Ferry Terminal, Macau Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal and Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal. Fuyong Port is just 3.3 kilometers (2 miles) away from Bao’an International Airport. Passengers can take closed ferry route to/from airport to Hong Kong International Airport and Macau by showing intraday air tickets.

Eight subway lines are operating in the city so that the accesses to the major distribution centers like Luohu Railway Station, Window of the World, Luohu Port and Shekou Port are quite easy.
Operating Subway Lines:
 Line 1 (Luobao Line)         Line 2 (Shekou Line)    Line 3 (Longgang Line)    Line 4 (Longhua Line)
 Line 5 (Huanzhong Line)    Line 7 (Xili Line)    Line 9 (Meilin Line)    Line 11 (Airport Line)
Line to be Opened:
Line 20 (Fuyong Line)
 See subway maps for reference.

Shenzhen City Bus
City Bus

There are over 900 bus lines running in this city presently. Regular bus lines, Express Lines, Intercity Lines, Night Lines, Peak Hour Lines and Holiday Bus Lines are the main categories. Most routes in downtown area cost CNY 1 for ordinary bus and CNY 2 for air-conditioned bus. Their operating hours are roughly from 07:00 to 23:00 in weekdays.
 Bus / Subway Search
 Currently, more than 16,000 taxis run in the city. They are mainly in four colors and serve designated areas: red and yellow cabs run in urban and suburb areas including Luohu, Futian, Nanshan and Yantian Districts; green cabs can only be found in Bao’an and Longgang Districts; blue cabs, namely electric ones, serve the same areas as the red ones. In the day time, the fare is CNY 6-10 for the first 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) and then CNY 2.4 for each extra 0.6 mile (1 kilometer). During the night (23:00-06:00 the next day), passengers need to pay extra 30% as night allowance. 

- Last modified on Feb. 19, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shenzhen Transportation
Asked by David from USA | Feb. 15, 2019 22:46Reply
I'm arriving at Shenzhen Airport at 12:30 am, how can I get to HKIA OR Central?
Arriving late, I assume there won't be any public transport. Will I have to take a Taxi? Can a Chinese Taxi take me all the way across the border? How much will it cost?
Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Mia from CANADA | Feb. 19, 2019 22:05

Yes, there is no public transportation between these two places. And you are suggested to hire a private car and across the border. Generally speaking, the cost is CNY700 to 900.
Asked by Elsie Tabo from PHILIPPINES E | Feb. 01, 2019 17:46Reply
We will be arriving at 2:40AM at the Shenzhen Airport T3
how can we go to Sunon Hotel?
Answers (1)
Answered by Riley from GERMANY | Feb. 10, 2019 23:57

Well, according to your landing time, there is no public transportation. Thus you are suggested to take a taxi to the hotel directly. The cab fare is CNY140 to 150.
Asked by Jane from SINGAPORE | Jan. 20, 2019 22:36Reply
How much time must I allocate if hiring a car transfer from Guangzhou Holidayinn Shifu @07:00
to Shekou Ferry Terminal using a Buick 1.8L for 5 pax with luggage?
Answers (1)
Answered by Aaryn from USA | Jan. 21, 2019 19:37

Generally speaking, it takes 2-2.5 hours on the way.
Asked by Chanjira from THAILAND | Dec. 23, 2018 09:24Reply
I would like to go to H.K airport from Shenzhen by ferry , Can I check luggage at the ferry port?
I do check in on line already. I travel with old people with 3 big luggages, which way you suggest me that most convenience?
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Answered by Lily from FINLAND | Dec. 23, 2018 22:42

Oh, whether if you can check the luggage at the ferry port, it depends on your airline.
Asked by Lynn from SINGAPORE | Dec. 20, 2018 08:53Reply
How to go Shenzhen oct east from dongmen lee garden inn by subway or bus?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jill from USA | Dec. 20, 2018 23:06

From your hotel, walk northeast around 170 meters to get to Dongmen Bus Stop. Then take public bus no.103 to OCT East directly. The duration is around an hour.
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